Policy Alert: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Provisions Supporting Tribes and Native Communities


Join staff of the Department of Energy, Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI), and Baker Tilly to discuss the various programs and possibilities created by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. This webinar will be today on October 13 from 3-5pm ET

Last month, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed by President Biden. Included in that bill are important changes for Indian Country. These changes make permanent the authorization for the Loan Programs Office (LPO) to offer direct loans to tribes for energy projects and increase the total amount available for loans from $2 billion to $20 billion.

This panel of specialists will discuss the key information tribal leaders and stakeholders need to understand, anticipate what tax changes may impact Tribes, and how to be best positioned to deal with those changes. Click here to register for this webinar.

Speakers and schedule:
2:00-2:10: Housekeeping and introduction of participants and sponsors – Cheri Smith, Moderator
Welcome – Jigar Shah, Director – Department of Energy Loan Programs Office
2:10-2:35: DOE Office of Indian Energy Representatives – Dr. Thomas Jones,  Alyse Taylor Anyikire
2:35-3:00: IRA implications for distributed generation projects – Joel Laubenstein BT
3:00-3:10: Q & A (Cheri Smith, Joel Laubenstein, Wendolyn Holland, Bob Blake)
3:10-3:30: Loan Programs Office overview – Matt Ferguson
3:30-3:50: IRA implications for large scale projects – Joel Laubenstein BT
3:50-4:00: Q & A/wrap up – (Cheri Smith, Joel Laubenstein, Wendolyn Holland, Bob Blake, Matt Ferguson, Thomas Jones, Alyse Taylor Anyikire)


NAFOA Announces Former Yurok Tribal Leader Susan Masten As Interim Executive Director

NAFOA, founded as the Native American Finance Officers Association, names former Yurok Tribal Leader Susan Masten as its interim executive director effective today, June 1, 2023. She was appointed to the position by the NAFOA Board of Directors. As interim executive director, Masten will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as leading its strategic direction.

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